in contumaciam

adverb
in con·tu·ma·ci·am | \¦inˌkȯntəˈmäkēˌäm\

Definition of in contumaciam 

: in contempt of or in disobedience to an order or summons of a court used chiefly in ecclesiastical law of one who has refused to submit to or appear in a court and who is thereupon convicted or condemned in his absence

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Latin, literally, in contumacy

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